Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N2876Q: Accident occurred December 03, 2019 in Benton County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson

Aircraft experienced engine failure after a practice approach and crashed on the interstate.

Date: 04-DEC-19
Time: 03:54:00Z
Regis#: N2876Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

POTTS CAMP, Mississippi — A Collierville man walked away relatively unharmed after an emergency landing on a Mississippi interstate overnight.

According to initial reports, the pilot – identified by a source as Doug Woods of Collierville –  was flying from Tupelo, Mississippi to Olive Branch when he experienced engine trouble. He was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 22 near Potts Camp.

Video from the scene showed the plane was discovered upside down in a ditch on the side of the highway.

Miraculously, the pilot walked to the ambulance on his own despite having several broken ribs, a broken nose and bruises all over his body. He was taken to Collierville Baptist Memorial Hospital for an evaluation and subsequently released.

Melissa Moon spoke to Woods after his release. He didn’t want to go on camera at this time, but said about 25 people stopped to help and took care of him until help arrived.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to inspect the aircraft on Wednesday to determine what went wrong.

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BENTON COUNTY, Mississippi - The pilot of a small plane that crashed in Mississippi Tuesday night has been released from the hospital.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. near the 43 mile marker on I-22 at the Marshall County and Benton County line.

Officials told FOX13 that the pilot, identified as Doug Woods of Collierville, made radio calls stating that he was having engine problems and needed to make an emergency landing.

Woods ended up landing in the westbound lane of I-22, which is also known as Highway 78.

The plane was removed from the road and taken to a nearby field where the FAA is expected to arrive to investigate Wednesday.

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1 comment:

gretnabear said...

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25-Nov-201912:40 CST Olive Branch - OLV 13:49 CST Olive Branch - OLV C1721h 09m
21-Nov-201913:09 CST Olive Branch - OLV 14:00 CST Olive Branch - OLV C1720h 51m
20-Nov-201913:20 CST Olive Branch - OLV 14:26 CST Olive Branch - OLV C1721h 06m
15-Nov-201910:41 CST Olive Branch - OLV 11:40 CST Olive Branch - OLV C1720h 58m
13-Nov-201913:46 CST Olive Branch - OLV 14:57 CST Olive Branch - OLV C1721h 12m
12-Nov-201917:37 CST Olive Branch - OLV 18:27 CST Olive Branch - OLV C1720h 50m